Spotted by Volunteer annamaseko. First logged 26/08/2020
Staphylinus Olens, Common Names – Devil Coach Horse
Conservation status – Common
Category – Beetle
Commonly found in grassland, farmland, gardens and woodland.
The Devil’s coach horse is an all-black, medium-sized beetle, with large jaws and a tail that it holds cocked in a characteristic, scorpion-like position. When threatened it can spray a foul smelling odour and can also deliver a pretty painful bite.